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Adolph Van Pelt Special Fund for Indians 


Eligibility: For students with proof of Native American heritage (at least 25%) and clear educational goals. Based on financial aid and merit.

The Association on American Indian Affairs offers Adolph Van Pelt Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to students in any curriculum. Disbursement in the amount of $750 is made directly to the college fall and spring semesters pending satisfactory progress. Spring disbursement requires a copy of the fall semester's grades and a spring semester class schedule. This scholarship does not automatically renew. Students are eligible to apply on a yearly basis.

All items listed on the application check sheet must be included. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Deadline June 15

Application forms on website.


American Indian College Fund


The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values. The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.


American Indian Education Scholarships


 (Check with your Higher Education Officer where you are tribally enrolled for other available scholarships)

The American Indian Education Foundation was established to support educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students. Our vision is strong, self-sufficient American Indian communities. Scholarships are awarded for each school year and are chosen by a national selection committee. Decisions are based on an overall assessment of the application.



Completed applications received before March 1st will earn you one additional point on your score!  Native American or Alaska Native descent (student or one parent must be enrolled and have documentation). Attending an accredited 2 or 4 year college/university or technical/vocational school.

Must be enrolled as a full-time student  GPA between 2.0-3.4 is desirable (but ALL current or future undergraduate college students are encouraged to apply). An ACT score of 14 or above is desirable.  


Scholarships are available for undergraduate studies only – online colleges are not applicable. Scholarship can only be used for tuition and books.


American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants and Awards


APA and its affiliate organizations provide a wide range of grants, scholarships and awards with the aim of advancing the science and practice of psychology as a means of understanding behavior and promoting health, education, and human welfare.


Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation


Since 1989, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has helped dreams come true for more than 5,550 outstanding students. In high school, these students began their journey of academic excellence, positive leadership and dedication to service. They are continuing throughout their careers to serve others and realize their full potential to change the world and create an enduring legacy.


However, the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is much more than a program that awards college financial assistance to exceptional high school seniors. Our organization connects and continually nurtures an extended family of passionate, motivated, service-oriented leaders. This lifetime connection, camaraderie and sense of family are what make the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation unique among scholarship programs.


The Coca-Cola system believes that investing in students who are leaders, both academically and in service to others, will result in positive, lasting change and sustainable communities. We recognize and celebrate the young people across the country who share our commitment to make the world a better place.


College Scholarships and Grants Available for Vetarans


Veterans have a multitude of choices when looking for financial aid


Dakota Indian Foundation


This scholarship program is established for the further educational advancement of Native American students with priority to those of Lakota, Dakota, Nakota heritage.  Students must be a sophomore, Junior or Senior to be eligible and must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours.  Scholarships are for any approved course of study at an accredited college, university or vocational school.  Recipients must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible, and be enrolled full time each semester. Scholarships will be limited to $1,000 per semester.  DIF does not fund summer semesters. 


Dakota Indian Foundation determines the number and amount of available scholarships and students are expected to find suitable employment for personal expenses.  Complete the application form on the web link provided. 


Deadlines are August 1 for the fall semester and January 15 for the spring semester.  Complete applications will only be considered.





2015 Society of Women Engineers Scholarships


SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2015, SWE disbursed approximately 220 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $660,000.


Gates Millennium Scholarship


The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.  The deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). 


Horatio Alger Foundation Scholarship


To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs, applicants must meet the following criteria: Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2014 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution) Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required) Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 Be a United States citizen.


Indian Health Service Scholarship


The IHS scholarship provides financial aid to qualified American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate students. Recipients must be members or descendants of federally recognized, state-recognized or terminated Tribes enrolled in preparatory courses or prerequisite courses leading to enrollment in an eligible health professions degree program.


National Black Nurses Association, Inc. Scholarship Program


NBNA is committed to excellence in education and conducts continuing education programs for nurses and allied health professionals throughout the year. The association provides annual scholarships for students.

Scholarships provide funding for continuing education. This funding enables nurses to grow and better contribute their talents to the health and healthcare of our communities. Please review the Scholarship Application form carefully, remember, to submit ALL required documents with your application.


National Hispanic Health Foundation Scholarship Program


The National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program  is the only national scholarship program targeted at Hispanic students who are committed to careers in health care and enrolled full-time in dental, medical, nursing, public health, and policy schools.


NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarships


The NSHSS Foundation provides STEM scholarships for underrepresented groups in order to help reduce financial barriers for those with academic and leadership potential and the desire to pursue STEM careers. We recognize that in order to increase diversity in the technology workforce, we must increase diversity in undergraduates.


Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce (Agri-Interest Scholarship)


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Shutterfly Scholars | Computer Science Scholarship


Shutterfly is proud to announce the $10,000 educational program we've established to help computer science majors like you achieve your educational goals. The program supports not only you, with $5,500 of the $10,000, but also your community by awarding $4,500 of it in equal shares to the primary, middle and high schools where you graduated. So, if you win, it's a win-win for you and your community.


St Joseph Indian School


St. Joseph Indian School College Scholarship Fund has been established by the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart (CPOSH) Board to benefit Native American students.  The scholarship fund provides for the educational needs of students in established institutions of hirer learning.  An application should be submitted any time before August 21 for the fall semester and before January 12 for the spring semester.  An application packet must be requested for each semester.  Old forms or copies will not be accepted.  To obtain a Scholarship Packet you will need to call the Registrar’s Office at (605)234-3465 and request one be mailed to you or you may pick one up in person:


Mary Jane Alexander

Outreach/Alumni Director

St. Joseph’s Indian School

PO Box 89

Chamberlain, SD  57325

Ph:  (605) 234-3483



The Hometeam Homecare Scholarship


The new Hometeam homecare and nursing scholarship program provides $2,000 in support to outstanding students. Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school or home care certification program. We also accept students, who are currently enrolled in a high-school program, but have been accepted in a nursing or home health aide program.

Deadline: February 1st, 2016


The Rover College Scholarship


College: a magical time where deadlines are tight and budgets are tighter. Whether you’re living off of insta-coffee or insta-noodles, we get it—and we’d like to help fund your brain fuel for the coming school year. Just take our survey and write a 400-500 word essay for your chance to win $1,000!


Tylenol Future Care Scholarship



WISP (For women who are survivors of intimate partner abuse and are currently or thinking about attending School)


Education is a powerful tool which breaks down barriers and opens doors of opportunity. The objective of the Women's Independence Scholarship Program is to help survivors of intimate partner abuse obtain an education that will in turn offer them the chance to secure employment, personal independence and self-sufficiency. Support is available for full or part-time students interested in attending accredited programs at educational institutions.

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